Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
0.34"
(8.64mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1986
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1909
Ties: 1963, 1966
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
1.02"
(25.91mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1976 1912
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1922
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
1.27"
(32.26mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1912
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.84"
(-46.73mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1976 1952
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1996
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
4.74"
(120.40mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1976 1958
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1996
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
8.30"
(210.82mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
10.91"
(277.11mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-1.23"
(-31.25mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
14.53"
(369.06mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
17.58"
(446.53mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
17.91"
(454.91mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
18.94"
(481.08mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
31.98"
(812.29mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
4.16"
(105.66mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
43.98"
(1,117.09mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
5.83"
(148.08mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1915
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
56.75"
(1,441.45mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2010
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
75.09"
(1,907.29mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-1.07"
(-27.17mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1998
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
88.14"
(2,238.76mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-6.95"
(-176.53mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/